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No oil billionaire since Buhari became petroleum minister – Ribadu boasts



First chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nuhu Ribadu has revealed that there’s been no oil billionaire since President Buhari became minister of petroleum.

Ribadu who disclosed this in his presentation on anti-corruption and good governance at a two-day retreat for commissioner-designates, special assistants, and permanent secretaries in Gombe state on Monday November 4, added that President Buhari’s administration has nipped corruption in the oil sector. 

The former anti-graft agency boss also urged government officials to make a vow of never stealing public funds as a leader with soiled hands has no moral right to question his subordinates. 

“Make a personal vow not to steal public funds. You can’t stop corruption in the police when the civil service is still corrupt. Stop corruption and see what will happen in the society,” Ribadu said.

“Corruption erodes trust in leadership. A leader with soiled hands has no moral right to question his subordinates.

“For you, all this is, is a stepping stone. You must not fall for the banana peel thereby denting yourself. EFCC, NFIU are capable and they can see you.

“They have the infrastructure to track every single penny stolen from the government. Things have changed, and the world has changed, so let us also change.

“Since president Buhari took over as the minister of petroleum, I have not seen people become billionaires from oil business because there is a leader who is not corrupt.”

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